Translation of "principle" - English-Turkish dictionary


noun uk us /ˈprɪnsəpl/

a rule or belief which influences your behaviour and which is based on what you think is right

ilke, prensip
He must be punished - it's a matter of principle.

B2 a basic idea or rule which explains how something happens or works

ilke, prensip, genel kural ve uygulamalar
The organization works on the principle that all members have the same rights.
in principle

If you agree with something in principle, you agree with the idea or plan although you do not know the details or you do not know if it will be possible.

ilke olarak, prensipte, prensip itibariyle, temelde
They have approved the changes in principle.
on principle

If you refuse to do something on principle, you refuse to do it because you think it is morally wrong.

ilke olarak, prensipte, prensip itibariyle
She doesn't wear fur on principle.

(Translation of “principle” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)